November 2017

Smart Dubai Takes Part in 7th Annual Smart City Expo & World Congress in Barcelona with 12 Strategic Partners

The Smart Dubai Office (SDO), along with 12 of its government and private-sector strategic partners, is traveling to Barcelona to take part in the Smart Cities Expo & World Congress, on November 14-16, 2017.

The Expo is the premier annual gathering of smart city leaders. Smart Dubai will take the opportunity to showcase Dubai’s smart transformation achievements over the past year, and the results of the joint cooperation between all government and private sectors in the emirate. The SDO will look over the progress made on the Smart Dubai Strategy 2021, which seeks to transform the emirate into the smartest and happiest city in the world, focusing on six dimensions: Smart Economy, Smart Living, Smart Mobility, Smart Government, Intelligent Environment and Smart People.

Her Excellency Dr Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director General of the Smart Dubai Office, said: “With each passing year, the Smart Dubai Office, along with our ever-growing list of strategic partners, registers new and more ambitious successes in terms of smart technologies, bringing us one step closer to our goal of making Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world. We are always on the lookout for opportunities to share our success with the world, as well as to learn from other like-minded organisations about the latest inventions and best practices to develop our own offering.”

“Smart Dubai is spearheading the emirate’s rapid transformation into a fully-fledged smart city and an international hub for the future industry, guided by the forward-thinking vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai,” Dr Aisha added.

The SDO Director General went on to assert: “We are delighted to be here with our partners, who are instrumental to our success. Each of us brings a rich background and deep insight into our respective industries. Working together allows us to combine this expertise and know-how and channel it to the benefit of Dubai’s citizens, residents and visitors.”

Smart Dubai will showcase the latest developments with the Dubai Pulse platform, which will open up the city’s data to innovators, entrepreneurs and statisticians. The SDO will also highlight the impact of the Dubai Blockchain Strategy, which seeks to transform the Dubai Government into a 100% paperless organisation by 2020, cutting cost by $1.5 billion in the process. Moreover, the delegation will be showcasing the developments in Dubai Now, the platform bringing together the most important smart services in Dubai, in addition to the Smart Decision-Making Platform.

The delegation accompanying the SDO comprises a list of influential government departments in the Emirate of Dubai, namely: Dubai Customs, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Police General Command, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du), Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, Dubai Land Department, Dubai Department of Economic Development, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai Silicon Oasis, Dubai Courts, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, and the Roads and Transport Authority.

These organisations also presented their smart initiatives at the Expo, where the Dubai Silicon Oasis showcases the Smart City Accelerator, UAE 5G Innovation Lab, Interlak platform, Green Roof, and the Smart Waste Management System, among others. Meanwhile, the Dubai Health Authority will present the Electronic Medical Record – Salama initiative and Tifli app, whereas the Roads and Transport Authority will showcase its S’hail and Dubai Drive applications.

For its part, the Dubai Municipality will be introducing audiences to its My Map and the Municipality That Doesn’t Sleep applications, while Dubai Police showcases its all-inclusive eponymous app. The Dubai Land Department, meanwhile, is set to showcase the Property Registration Services portal, while the Port, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) presents LogiGate, and the Department of Economic Development shows the e-Merchant and instant license and renewal service.